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My first build so excuse the noobness plz thumb.gif

Specs:
Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000

GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-D3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

VisionTek Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL

Seagate DB35 Series 7200.2 ST3802110ACE 80GB 7200 RPM IDE Ultra ATA66 / ATA-5 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

Case: Rosewill THOR V2 Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case, support up to E-ATX / XL-ATX, come with Four Fans - 1 x Front Red LED 230mm Fan, 1 x Top 230mm Fan, 1 x Side 230mm Fan, 1 x Rear 140mm Fan

The reason why i listed the case too is simply because it has 4 fans that i would like to put to use as well as some LEDs that come with it in the front of the case.But anyway im just looking for how much power ima need to run all of this. The graphics card alone said it requires a minimum of 450watts....so i was thinking about 700 watts just to be safe in running everything i have there and plus if i decide to add on some things nothing major ( extra fans etc etc).... I listed everything exactly so you know exactly what im talking about , but feel free to recommend some power supplies to get the job done as well as some recommendations to the overall build itself , remember im just a noob ill take whatever help i can get....thanks again
post #2 of 25
Welcome to OCN!

That is a <250W system at full load. smile.gif

Where are you buying from?
post #3 of 25
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Thanks Dude, ummm right now everything is coming from Newegg but right now im on tigerdirect comparing prices and deals..... about <250W huh..... yea from the graphics card requirement being 450W i figured that it would be way more
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Welcome to OCN!
That is a <250W system at full load. smile.gif
Where are you buying from?


Thanks Dude, ummm right now everything is coming from Newegg but right now im on tigerdirect comparing prices and deals..... about <250W huh..... yea from the graphics card requirement being 450W i figured that it would be way more
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Originally Posted by Hamtaro620 View Post

Thanks Dude, ummm right now everything is coming from Newegg but right now im on tigerdirect comparing prices and deals..... about <250W huh..... yea from the graphics card requirement being 450W i figured that it would be way more

<250 is pushing it a bit, but it should be about 300W at full load. Anything upwards from that should be fine mate, dont be botheres with the requirement.
post #6 of 25
I have the same mobo and processor as you do and i have a generic 600watt psu. I overclocked my mobo and my GPU (gtx 570). I also have water cooling (+push pull fan) and 7 other fans. I did buy a new psu because i will be using more watts in the future (sli and what not). I would recomment a brand name psu that way you have warranty if you get a faulty psu. Corsair or coolermaster PSUs are great. If you plan on overclocking anything or adding parts in the future, 500-650 should be fine. (this way you have room for upgrades and dont have to buy another PSU)
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Originally Posted by noobRus View Post

I have the same mobo and processor as you do and i have a generic 600watt psu. I overclocked my mobo and my GPU (gtx 570). I also have water cooling (+push pull fan) and 7 other fans. I did buy a new psu because i will be using more watts in the future (sli and what not). I would recomment a brand name psu that way you have warranty if you get a faulty psu. Corsair or coolermaster PSUs are great. If you plan on overclocking anything or adding parts in the future, 500-650 should be fine.

Ye, get a low wattage brand name psu and you will be fine.
post #8 of 25
using something like this:

http://www.thermaltake.outervision.com/

helps guesstimate your power usage...the 7xxx's are really power efficient
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Hard DriveHard DriveMonitorKeyboard
Samsung 840pro Samsung 500 GB 2.5" 7200 HDD Asus VG236h 120hz  Corsair K90 
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Creative 2.1 speakers/Razer Megalodon/Charasis  
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Razer megalodon 
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Athlon X2 4800+ ESC Nettle2 Asus 5770 wd Black 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
SSD OCZ agility II Win 7 home Premium  Hp w2207 Logitech G11 
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post #9 of 25

Corsair, Seasonic, or Antec will be you best bet. Do not cheap out on a PSU.  It's the most important piece of the puzzle and could take other components with it if it fails.
 

$95 shipped after MIR


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Corsair, Seasonic, or Antec will be you best bet. Do not cheap out on a PSU.  It's the most important piece of the puzzle and could take other components with it if it fails.

This. The power supply really is the more important piece of hardware that you've got. It's important to get a quality PSU to ensure the life of the rest of your computer. That said, something in the 400-500 range would be fine. It'll give you a good bit of head room for future upgrades. Corsair is my favorite PSU brand and this one looks quite nice.
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